Karl Marx - His Life & Work
Karl Marx died in London a hundred years ago this month. He was buried at Highgate Cemetery and the funeral address was delivered by his life-long friend and collaborator, Friedrich Engels:
'His mission was to contribute in one way or another to the overthrow of capitalist society... to contribute to the liberation of the present day proletariat which he was the first to make conscious of its own position and its needs, of the conditions under which it could win its freedom. Fighting was his element. And he fought with a passion few could rival... and consequently was the best-hated, and most calumniated man of his time... he died, beloved, revered and mourned by millions of revolutionary fellow workers from the mines of Siberia to the coasts of California, in all points of Europe and America... his name and work will endure through the ages.'
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